NBC has pledged support to TStv as it rolled out pay per view digital TV
News Rain gathered that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has pledged to give necessary support to TStv Africa as the indigenous digital satellite TV service begins full operation with pay per view model on October 1.
NBC On TStv Pay Per View TV
This was during the official visit of the management team of TStv to the acting Director-General of NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, on Monday in Abuja.
Idachaba while making the promised that the commission is ready to support any idea to alleviate the challenges facing Paytv in Nigeria.
According to him, the commission promised on its side that it will continue to support the company.
He said: “At this time, I think that the major issue confronting the PayTv sector is the area of giving Nigerians the option of deregulating purchasing capacity in terms of pay as you go concept.
“We believe this will give you the visibility if you remain committed to the idea. We welcome that option and wish that it serves as a stimulant and as a progressive index for other pay-TV operators to adopt.
“Some of them have come up with a lot of excuses why pay per view is difficult and why it is not doable. We want you to be the galvanizer to prove the naysayers wrong that this is doable in the interest of Nigerians.
“Once you begin and you make a success of it through increased subscription base, we are sure that others will be drawn into it as it happened in the telecommunication sector.”
Speaking further he said NBC is committed to promoting local participation in the nation’s broadcasting industry, especially in the pay-TV sector, to create jobs and provide diversity for Nigerians.
In acknowledging the challenges TStv faced over the years. He encouraged the company to remain focused.
He said: “We are aware that it has been very challenging for you. All over the world dominant players will always want to remain in dominant positions. Those who want to survive will also have to take the courage to do so.”
Idachaba therefore, admonished the firm to refrain from any activity that would give Nigeria a bad name.
The visit was mainly for the management team of TStv to inform NBC of the company‘s readiness to commence full operation across the country.
News Rain further gathered that TStv Africa is a wholly-owned Nigerian innovative multi-channel outfit, which had promised to operate a pay per view model for the benefit of Nigerians.